It appears that Don Cheadle’s long-in-development Miles Davis project, is finally set to go into production, after years of uncertainty.
To be titled Miles Ahead (something I didn’t know before today), the project will be filmed “entirely in Greater Cincinnati in the coming months,” said Kristen Erwin Schlotman, film commission executive director.
Added Cheadle in a statement: “We look forward to exploring the culture, musicians and backdrop of this city. We are hoping to work closely with the community to bring this project to (the) screen.“
The only official description of the film we have thus far, follows:
After his record label steals his comeback album before he’s ready for it to be heard, Miles Davis hunts it down with a journalist and a junkie jazz musician.
Zoe Saldana and Ewan McGregor will co-star alongside Cheadle in the film, although what specific roles they will play is still not public info. But based on the above logline, it’s likely that they will each play one of the 2 characters helping Davis hunt down his comeback album.
The press release also came with an announcement that local musicians and actors will be sought, so there might be a job here for some of you reading this.
Musicians, extras, crew wanted:
Extras: Send a headshot and contact information to email@example.com
Jazz musicians: Send a photo and contract information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Union crew: For qualified crew employment, send resume to email@example.com
Nonunion crew: Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
The plan for Tillman’s project, which will be called Miles Davis, Prince of Darkness, is to produce a more conventional biopic (the producers previously mentioned Walk The Line and Ray as potential models that they’ll follow).